Diamond Fields International Ltd. - Appointment of Chairman



    SYMBOL:  DFI

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - Diamond Fields International
Ltd. (DFI:TSX) ("DFI" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Edward
Wayne Malouf has been appointed Chairman of the Board, effective January 17,
2008. The election follows Mr. Malouf's appointment as interim President and
CEO of the Company in December.
    Mr. Malouf received his B.A. and J.D. from St. Mary's University of San
Antonio, Texas and his M.A. from the University of Chicago. In private
practice for several years, Mr. Malouf has represented a number of mining
companies. In 2002 he became chief executive officer of Sierra Rutile Limited,
a subsidiary of Titanium Resources Group ("TRG"), a London AIM listed company
(TRX), and one of the world's largest producer's of natural rutile. In that
capacity and later as Vice-Chairman of TRG, Mr. Malouf played a pivotal role
in the successful restart of TRG's rutile and bauxite mining operations in
Sierra Leone.

    DIAMOND FIELDS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

    "Ian Ransome"

    Ian Ransome, Chief Operating Officer

    Forward-Looking Statements:

    Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements are
subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors
identified in Diamond Fields' periodic filings with Canadian Securities
Regulators. Such forward-looking information represents management's best
judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking
statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially.
Diamond Fields does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking
statement.





For further information:

For further information: Ian Ransome at +27 21 425 1990, Website:
www.diamondfields.com

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